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ERA is active on all operational, strategic and infrastructure matters affecting members, such as Air Traffic Management including capacity, environment and flow management issues, the ongoing development and deployment of the Single European Sky ATM Research Programme (SESAR), communication/navigation and surveillance (CNS) topics such as datalink, Performance Based Navigation and aircraft tracking. 

Air transport is one of the safest modes of travel and ERA's work on safety aims to further improve this. ERA works closely with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on a range of safety issues and has several member representatives on EU safety forums.

Commission hold CNS infrastructure workshop

15 June 2021: DG MOVE held a workshop following up on the 1

Update on ground handling matters

10 June 2021: In context of ground handling, there are seve

EUROCONTROL publish latest 'Think' Paper

9 June 2021: Last week, EUROCONTROL’s Aviation Sustainabili

New EUROCONTROL four-year forecast published

EUROCONTROL has issued a new forecast looking at the possible evolution of domestic and international air traffic in

UEFA / EUROCONTROL EURO 2020 in 2021 co-ordination

Ahead of the UEFA EURO 2020 in 2021 tournament which will be held between 11 June and 11 July, a co-ordination planni

EASA open registrations for Safety Week

With operations ramping up across Europe, EASA has partnered with organisations from across the aviation community to

Latest COVID-19 Industry Charter Monitoring Overview

The EASA Aviation Charter was created in late May 2020 following the publication of the initial EASA/ECDC Aviation He

Social Partners issue action plan on safely resuming travel

European aviation is a major contributor to the European economy, notably in its regions, and the restart of aviation

GAPPRE (Parts 1 & 2) formally published

Following the formal launch of the Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions (GAPPRE) at the recent

EASA updates ‘Review of Aviation Safety Issues Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic’

Last June, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a review of aviation safety issues arising from

Surveillance Radar Overloads

On 10 May, EUROCONTROL published a data snapshot of transponder interrogations taken from 26 April 2021, which highli

Operations and Air Safety Group meetings

ERA held the latest meetings of the Operations and Air Safety Groups on 5 and 6 May 2021. Thank you to all those

Commission adopts U-Space package

The U-space package - three regulations that together create the conditions necessary for both drones and manned airc

EUROCONTROL publishes 2021 report on cyber in aviation

Published last month, the EUROCONTROL/EATM-CERT report into cyber in aviation provides a more precise overview of the

ACNUSA update

Since late 2019, ERA member airlines have worked with Jean-Jacques Le Pen at LPLG Avocats on the mitigation and poten

EASA publishes aircrew vaccination Safety Information Bulletin

Following a short consultation period with stakeholders, including contributions from ERA members via the Stakeholder

U-Space Regulation approved by EASA Committee

On 24 February, the EASA Committee approved the U-Space regulation, ahead of future adoption by the European Com

EASA Flight Standards Technical Committee update

On 9 March, ERA attended the EASA Flight Standards Technical Committee (FS.TEC)

Deloitte fundamental review of EUROCONTROL strategic activities

EUROCONTROL’s activities have remained unchanged for many years, whilst the ecosystem surrounding the Agency has evol

Commission adopt Common Project One (EU2021/116)

Following the pilot phase of implementing new technological and operational air traffic management (ATM) solutio

SDM Consultation Campaign 2021

The 2021 Edition of the SESAR Deployment Programme (SDP) will be aligned with the content of the new Common Project 1

Associations reiterate need for further U-Space engagement

On Monday 25 January, the signatory associations from the ‘We are all ONE in the sky’ initiative, which includes

What COVID-19 did to European aviation in 2020


SESAR Deployment Manager updates ADS-B Implementation Plan

Last month, the SESAR Consultation Platform (SCP) Steering Group were presented with the latest ADS-B Implementation

Guidelines for COVID-19 testing and quarantine of air travellers

At the end of October, the European Commission issued a Communication on additional COVID-19 response measures, manda

New European CCO/CDO Action Plan launched

Improving the efficiency of aircraft and the trajectories is a key pillar of aviation sustainability.

Associations publish joint review of SES2+ update proposal

On 22 September, the European Commission published their

EASA holds virtual Annual Safety Conference

On 4-5 November, EASA held their Annual Safety Conference, under the banner ‘The road to a safe and sustainable

EUROCONTROL’s Yo-Yo Drafting Group agrees next steps

ERA has participated in the Yo-Yo Drafting Group (YYDG) that has been tasked to remove unwanted or erroneous flight t

Airspace User associations seek clarification on SESAR 3 partnership

The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in conjunction with the High-Level Partnership Proposal paves the way fo

Latest ICB meeting focusses on environmental impact of ATM

Against a backdrop of increased political impetus through the Green Deal, and with COVID reducing traffic levels to a

EASA launches air operations safety community website

In addition to the rollout of the new EASA website a few weeks ago, the Safety Promotion team at EASA have now launch

Publication of Strategy for Cybersecurity in Aviation

Under the European Strategic Coordination Platform (ESCP) initiative, representatives of European aviation stakeholde